The Prince’s Trust, the charity founded in 1976 by Charles Prince of Wales, will be expanding its operations to Greece. The announcement comes ahead of the official royal visit.
Speaking to the Kathimerini, the Prince emphasised on the role the charity can play in Greece: “Knowing that Greece, and so many Greeks, have been going through such a very difficult time in recent years, I wanted to find a way, however small and inadequate, to help the young people of Greece achieve their full potential, whether through skills training or assisting them to set up their own enterprises,” he said.
He also spoke to his fondness for Greece given that his father Phillip was born in Corfu in 1921: “Apart from anything else, Greece is in my blood and I have long had a fascination for her ancient culture and history, not to mention the fact that I have been so fortunate to have visited some of Greece’s many beautiful and unique places,” he said.
Charles, along with the Duchess of Cornwall, arrive in Athens tomorrow and, after laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, will meet with president Prokopis Pavlopoulos and then with prime minister Alexis Tsipras.